clozapine

noun
clo·​za·​pine | \ˈklō-zə-ˌpēn \

Definition of clozapine 

: an antipsychotic drug C18H19ClN4 used in the treatment of schizophrenia

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The report thoughtfully takes a strong stance and recommends the wider use of clozapine, an atypical antipsychotic medication that, for people with schizophrenia, is often superior to other medications. D. J. Jaffe, National Review, "The Way Forward on Federal Mental Health Policy," 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of clozapine

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clozapine

International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + -zapine, alteration of -azepine (as in benzodiazepine)

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clozapine

noun
clo·​za·​pine | \ˈklō-zə-ˌpēn \

Medical Definition of clozapine 

: an antipsychotic drug C18H19ClN4 with serious side effects (as seizures and agranulocytosis) that is used in the management of schizophrenia

Note: Clozapine is marketed under the trademark Clozaril.

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